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September 18, 2006

A Gift from the High Court

The Supreme Court of the United States -- or SCOTUS, as some newsies affectionately call it -- announced that beginning next month, it will offer the transcripts of oral arguments (free and to the public) on the web on the same day an argument is heard by the Court. Under the old policy, transcripts weren’t posted for two weeks after the close of arguments.

This is quite exciting for telecommute reporters, citizen journalists and bloggers alike, most of whom don’t have the resources of the big dailies to send a DC reporter to the hearings and who often rely on other news reports, attorneys or interest groups to relay the details before the transcripts are available. The court says transcripts will be located under the "Oral Arguments" prompt on the home page of the Court's Web site and selecting "Argument Transcripts."

Happy reading!

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